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life >> you are watching kcci 8 news. eric: new allegations. what a former lottery employee is now accused of doing to falsely claim thousands of dollars in prizes. >> i think that the neighborhood's had enough of that. elizabeth: shut down. what polk county did to force a controversial club to close and why a murder there last month was the last straw. eric: and mission accomplished. why this successful rocket launch and landing could be the future of space travel. welcome back everyone and thanks for choosing kcci. i'm eric hanson. elizabeth: i'm elizabeth klinge. it's tuesday, december 22. we will get over to frank for a look at the forecast. not too bad it frank: captures waking up right around our average high temperatures -- not too bad. it frank: temperatures waking up right now around our average high temperatures.
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we could be in the teens, even colder than that. you factor in a little bit of wind. low 20's, fort dodge. decent day planner. it will be cloud today. temperatures seem pretty mild this time of year. a breezy day today. you will notice the winds out of the southeast. some piece of sunshine. and 8-day forecast, taking you through christmas and beyond coming up. elizabeth: we start with new information this morning eddie tipton's alleged lottery fraud goes beyond just iowa. emmy victor is here with what kansas lottery officials are saying he did. emmy? emmy: elizabeth, we received this information overnight from the kansas lottery. they say eddie tipton fixed two jackpots there both worth thousands of dollars. tipton is the former multi-state lottery security director. he was convicted earlier this year of fixing the $16.5 million
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in 2010. now the iowa attorney general's office has filed a criminal case update notifying the kansas lottery that tipton also fixed a game there in 2010. kansas officials say tipton traveled to kansas in december 2010. he bought two tickets to the two by two game. those two tickets were both winning tickets and entitled to claim a prize of $22,000 each. officials say tipton then gave the winning tickets to two other people to claim on his behalf. the new allegations mean tipton is now accused of fixing jackpots in five states oklahoma , colorado, wisconsin, of course iowa and now kansas. but at least 37 other states are also investigating tipton. a judge has sentenced tipton to ten years in prison based on his iowa conviction which he is appealing. live in the studio, emmy victor, kcci 8 news iowa's news leader. elizabeth: more big stories now
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metro bar out of business. evolution nightclub faced heavy scrutiny after a deadly shooting there last month. polk county suspended the bar's liquor license after the november 8 shooting. investigators reviewed hours of surveillance video from inside the nightclub and found multiple violations including serving minors, failure to check id's and serving alcohol after hours. county leaders now say moving forward they'd prefer that property remain alcohol-free. >> i think the bigger overshadowing piece was just safety when we had the gun activity. it's going to take some convincing for the county to go along with another liquor license in that building, i don't care who it is. elizabeth: a kcci investigation revealed county deputies responded to evolution nightclub 70 times in seven months. that's more than twice every weekend. elizabeth: and this morning ankeny centennial high school is investigating hazing reports allegedly involving the sophomore boys basketball team. a district spokesperson tells us 11 students were involved in the
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sources say it involved taping a player to a pole. the ankeny police department says it is not involved at this point. eric: tragic evidence this morning of the instability in afghanistan. shaina humphries has more on the suicide bomb attack monday and shaina, there were americans involved in this one, right tackle -- right? shaina: eric, six american service-members were killed in the attack making this the worst attack on u.s. forces in afghanistan in 2015. military officials say the victims were on patrol at the time near the largest remaining u.s. military base in afghanistan at bagram airfield. so far we only know the identity of one of the americans killed detective joseph lemm who served in the u.s. air national guard and was a 15 year veteran with the new york police department. and a texas grand jury has decided no one will be indicted in the death of sandra bland back in april. an autopsy determined the 28-year-old hanged herself in a waller county jail cell three days after being arrested at a traffic stop. on monday the jury decided no felony crime was committed in
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reconvene in january to decide if the officer who arrested bland should face any charges. space x is celebrating this morning after the company's rocket launch made history monday. space x successfully launched and then landed a 15-story rocket in florida last night. this is the first time an unmanned rocket has safely returned to land vertically. and this could mean cheaper space travel in the future. space x has two more launches planned for next month. and heads up if you're traveling to the pacific northwest for the holidays. you're going to run into a lot of wild weather. several inches of snow fell in washington state and northern california monday and that weather is expected to continue through thursday causing delays and cancellations at major airports like san francisco and seattle. if you're heading east though you likely won't see a white christmas. that half of the country is seeing unseasonably warm temperatures this week. eric: in commitment 2016 news the battle is on between donald
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now embroiled in a war of words over clinton's questionable comments at the democratic debate. nikole killion is in washington with more on the escalating tensions. letting it go saying hillary clinton should apologize for calling him the best recruiter for isis. >> she's terrible. donald trump is on video and isis is using him on the video to recruit. . she's a liar. nikole: at a rally in michigan last night trump went on to slam clinton using vulgar terms and calling her crooked and not a president. but clinton is swinging back. when asked if she would apologize to trump her campaign responded "hell no. -- hell no." meantime the republican field is shrinking as lindsey graham dropped out of the race after failing to garner enough support. many of the candidates praised the south carolina senator and are now angling for his supporters. graham has not indicated who he
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in washington, i am nikole killion reporting. eric: south carolina will be the site of the next gop debate. fox business network hosts it in charleston on january 14. and fox news channel announced it will host a second republican debate on january 28 here in des moines at the iowa events center. that will be moderated by bret baier, megyn kelly and chris wallace the same team that moderated the first gop debate in august which drew a record 24 million people. hillary clinton is back campaigning in iowa today. she has a town hall at keota high school this morning then she heads to fairfield and bettendorf. fellow democratic candidate bernie sanders is also in the hawkeye state. he has several events planned in northwest iowa. elizabeth: the time is now 5:07. we will check in with frank. frank: we could be waking up in the teens, single digits. we are waking up in the 20's. not bad for this time of year. the other thing we have been
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morning fog. if you go out west, you'll notice carroll, one point 75 miles -- 1.75 miles. creston only at a quarter-mile. the result if you extra minutes if you're headed in from the west. if you go farther out to the west, there is the snow. part of the rocky mountains and back up to the rocky mountains. 30 24 north platte. not much changing in terms of temperatures. you'll see morning showers tomorrow. by thursday, temperatures back in the low 40's. elizabeth: the madrid community is coming together to remember their beloved high school football coach. randy hinkel died sunday at the age of 58. through 29 years in madrid hinkel won more than 9 games a season and took his tigers to
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26 seasons including a state title in 1991. he's one of only 12 iowa coaches ever to surpass 300 career wins. he was also a history teacher and a successful track coach. his colleagues and students say he will be greatly missed. >> he would get things out of athletes and his fellow coaches that they didn't necessarily believe they were capable of giving. >> he was a very important guy to me a father figure and helped me achieve my goals and really looked up to him. elizabeth: we're also getting several comments on facebook remembering the long-time coach. greg says i was lucky enough to know randy and count him as a good friend. he loved life and he loved football and most of all he loved and cared about his players and students. misty writes "rip to the greatest football coach i ever
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go madrid tigers he will never be able to be replaced but stay strong voice. and robin wright's "-- and robin wright's " rip randy class act. referee' d there many times always a great experience. elizabeth: funeral services for hinkel will be held tomorrow. visitation is from 4:00 to 7 p.m. and the funeral begins at 7:00 at madrid junior senior high school. the public is welcome to attend. eric: this morning a beloved metro swim coach is fighting for his life. lonny kerman the creator of the north side otter swim team was diagnosed with stage four cancer just days after thanksgiving. kerman started the club swim team in 1978 and has coached thousands of swimmers in those four decades. monday night swimmers did a special chant for lonny at their swim meet and shared stories of how he's inspired them. >> just throughout the years of my middle and high school career i just learned from him. he became a mentor and inspired me and it made me want to coach. eric: lonny's assistant coaches are planning two swim-a-thons in
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medical bills. elizabeth: don't go for the guac. even more people get sick eating at chipotle. the 5 states affected and the big question that still needs answered. eric: ice rescue. hear the 911 call an iowa father made after he and his son slipped under while fishing. elizabeth: and here's a question, what do you think are the 3 most frequently returned gifts? we'll tell you the top 3 see if you wrapped any of them this year ahead. shaina: if you're headed out early, things look good on the roads . we are problem free all over the metro. i will show you where some of those mobile speed units are going to be located today. we'll take a look outside. this is to 35/80 and douglas. i am not quite sure.
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if you are >> this is iowa's news leader. this is kcci 8 news this morning with eric hanson, elizabeth klinge, meteorologist kurtis gertz and right now coverage with shaina humphries. elizabeth: welcome back. 5:14 now. a winter storm warning is in effect in parts of northern california. in the sierra nevada mountains lower elevations were expected to see 14 inches of new snow
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, higher elevations. that warning is in effect until later this morning and could affect your travel plans if you're flying to that area. eric: and more snow is expected in washington state today. heavy snow fell monday you're looking at video of interstate 90 in snoqualmie pass officials -- pass. officials were forced to close that interstate because of avalanche danger. more than a foot of snow already fell in this area and another four to seven inches are expected through wednesday. they are getting a white christmas. not so much around here, frank. frank: no thanks. christmas. i am content with 40's. temperatures, ottumwa, 36 degrees at this hour to marshalltown, upper 20's. you'll notice more clouds filtering in as we head toward the afternoon hours today. this coming week looking good.
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we did a little bit for thursday, christmas eve, 41. look at that, christmas day, 45 degrees. those temps is continue all week long. shaina: more stories developing right now the mall of america is asking for a restraining order against the black lives matter group in minneapolis as they plan to hold a rally at the mall tomorrow. for leaders -- four leaders of the movement say they received letters last week threatening arrests if tomorrow's rally takes place as planned inside the mall. the letter also requested they take down the rally's facebook event pages and replace them with posts that say it's cancelled. so far rally organizers say they're not backing down. and right now chipotle is under investigation once again for more cases of e-coli. the cdc says the new outbreak involves five cases one in kansas, one in north dakota and 3 in oklahoma. the agency says it doesn't yet know if the cases are related to the larger outbreak in the pacific northwest in october. chipotle has said it is implementing new standards at all of its restaurants to ensure
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elizabeth: this morning we're hearing the 911 call call after a father and son became trapped in the ice in mills county this weekend. >> we got a lot of ice and water to go through. we're already soaked from head to toe. elizabeth: 49-year-old terry garvey and his 13-year-old son montana were stuck in the middle of this marshland at willow slough wildlife center. more than a half dozen emergency crews from 3 counties responded to garvey's 911 call including a helicopter and a dive team. medics took the pair to a hospital for treatment after they spent about an hour and a half in the freezing water. >> it's the holiday season and they were given a second shot so very lucky. elizabeth: the garvey's are back home and warmer this morning and thanking the first responders for saving their lives. eric: the financial magazine kiplinger's has released its list of best college values. and it has named the university of iowa as the top public
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iowa now ranks 57th nationally for in-state value and 95th in the country for out-of-state tuition value. the university of northern iowa in-state and 53rd for out-of-state. iowa state university comes in 3rd of the state's big 3 ranking 68th best value for in-state tuition and 67th for out-of-state. the university of north carolina chapel hill topped both in-state and out of state lists. on wall street u.s. stocks snapped a two day losing streak monday. the dow picked up 123 points. the nasdaq added almost 50. the s&p 500 was up more than 15. the faa's drone registration website opened monday. drone owners must submit their names, home addresses and e-mail address to a national data base for a five dollar fee or face heavy fines. if you already own a drone you have until february 19 to register it. if you're getting a new drone , you have to register it before its first flight. more americans are dropping
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of mobile broadband service on their smartphones. the new survey from the pew research center says the percentage of people relying on cellphone internet service this year jumped to 13%. that's up from 8% in 2013. elizabeth: a new report finds shoppers return approximately $70 billion worth of purchases gifted to them during the holidays. that's more than 10% of total retail revenue expected for 2015. overly fancy jewelry, olive oil and anti-aging products are among the most returned gifts during the holiday season. traveling over the next couple days is bound to be stressful but one airline is bringing in backup to help with that problem. united airlines is bringing in 230 trained comfort dogs to seven major u.s. airports. the airline says the dogs will mostly be at the gates to interact with travelers after they've made it through security or landed at their layover.
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runs today and tomorrow two of the busiest holiday travel days at chicago, cleveland, denver, houston, los angeles, new work -- newark and washington dulles airports. echo there's something about a pup that breaks the stress level. frank, there is not going to be any problem at frank: a little bit of rainfall. temperatures thing warm enough. look at those temperatures out there. 30 here in the metro. 28 in ames. carroll and ottoman, upper 20's. you look at our airports skycam, things are looking pretty good. winds also a little breezy today out of the south and southwest. your day planner looking pretty good, temperature wise.
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we jump into the mid to upper 40's by 3:00. we may see a little bit of sunshine by the middle part of the afternoon here at you look at satellite and radar, mostly precipitation out to the west. high clouds. if you have those travel plans out to the west, keep that in mind. things look pretty good out to the east. pretty cloudy skies, middle east -- mainly drive across much of the midwest. things kind of changing. a cold front going to be sliding head of that cold front this afternoon. the rain comes later on tonight. here is futurecast. we're going to start off no problems as we head throughout the day today, -- we stay mainly cloudy. there is the rain as we head throughout the evening hours.
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up by the latter portions of the morning. we see the cows around for wednesday afternoon. not expecting much in the way of rainfall. a warm day, a little breezy. 39, the low tonight. 8-day forecast takes you through the forecast -- takes you through the holiday. this weekend, looks like rain is moving back into the picture. elizabeth: let's see how the drive to where you're headed this morning looks. shaina: we do not have any problems to report.
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elizabeth: welcome back to kcci. afghanistan attack. this morning we are getting new information about the deadly suicide bombing that killed six u.s. service members and wounded two others. eric: nikole killion is live in washington with the latest. and nikole, we are learning the identity of one of those killed. nikole: that is right. the new york police commissioner says one of the city's police detectives is among those killed. joseph lemm a 15-year veteran of the police department was serving as part of the national guard and leaves behind a wife and children. he was one of six americans killed yesterday when a bomber rammed a motorcycle into a joint nato-afghan patrol near the bagram air base. the taliban claims
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will investigate. the white house expressed it deepest condolences and condemned the cowardly attacks on u.s. and afghan forces. elizabeth: we've also learned u.s. army sergeant bowe bergdahl heads to a military court today. he was held by insurgents in afghanistan before being freed in a controversial prisoner swap. so nikole, what can we expect to see today? nikole: bowe bergdahl is being arraigned at fort bragg in north carolina this morning. he's charged with desertion and misbehavior before the enemy. in 2009 he left his post in afghanistan and was captured by the taliban. the u.s. secured his release in exchange for five guantanamo bay detainees last year if convicted -- last year. convicted on the charges, bergdahl could face a maximum sentence of five years to life in prison. eric: thanks nikole killion live
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elizabeth: new stories in our next half hour. the new allegations against former lottery employee eddie tipton. why he's now accused of rigging even more lottery games worth millions of dollars. eric: and going to the rose bowl? if you're leaving from eastern iowa we have information you need to know. when to arrive, what to expect
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>> the most-watched morning news in central iowa. this is iowa's news leader. this is kcci 8 news this morning. elizabeth: new information this tuesday, the investigation widens. already convicted of rigging hot lotto in iowa, now another state brings new allegations against eddie tipton. eric: it's snowing somewhere. holiday travel alert. find out where winter is in full force, and where it feels more like fall. >> it's tough, but i have to
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i have to. elizabeth: and this story is touching a lot of hearts this morning. the reaction to a very special wish to see "star wars", ahead. good morning everyone, i'm elizabeth klinge. eric: and i'm eric hanson, along with shaina and frank. fewer people on the work road this morning. everybody is heading to grandma's house that this week. frank: not a white christmas but a warm one. we have been talking about that for a while. 30 degrees in des moines. decatur county at 29. those are our average highs so it's not bad waking up to that. dodge. by this afternoon, temperatures 43 at lunchtime.
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temperatures climb into the mid-40's. 8 day forecast coming up. eric: new information, a former lottery security director is now accused of fixing two more jackpots. emmy victor is here with what we learned overnight. emmy, this investigation into eddie tipton is really widening. emmy: eric, it is. the latest information comes overnight from kansas. tipton is now accused of rigging two jackpots there in december 2010. kansas officials say tipton himself drove to kansas, bought two tickets to the '2-by-2' game that were both worth $22,000. they say he then gave those winning tickets to other people so they could claim the jackpots. one to a person in iowa, the other to a person in texas. this happened when eddie tipton was the security director for the multi-state lottery association. and he had access to the random number generating computers that choose winning numbers for lottery games. tipton has already been convicted of rigging the $16 million hot lotto game in december 2010. the same month he's now accused of rigging the kansas game.
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ongoing criminal conduct charge based on investigations in several more states. the iowa attorney general's office says tipton's brother tommy won $500,000 in 2005 in colorado. his best friend robert rhodes claimed a $783,000 jackpot in wisconsin 2007. and in 2011, officials have linked a suspicious winning ticket worth $1.2 million to tipton. eric, the associated press reports tipton's attorney laughed out loud when told of the latest allegations. he said there is no evidence tipton tampered with the computers. live in studio, emmy victor, kcci 8 news. elizabeth: more big stories. a metro bar is forced out of business after heavy scrutiny for a deadly shooting. steve dingman: i think that's a good idea. i think that the neighborhood's had enough of that. elizabeth: polk county suspended evolution nightclub's liquor license after the november 8th shooting. investigators reviewed hours of
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multiple violations. an investigation revealed that deputies responded to the club 70 times in seven months. eric: ankeny centennial high school is investigating a report of hazing. a district spokesperson tells us 11 students were involved in the alleged incident. a source tells us the students are members of the sophomore boys basketball team. there are reports of them taping another player to a pole of some sort. ankeny police say they have no cases right now involving hazing at ankeny centennial. one of iowa's most successful high school football coaches has died unexpectedly. the long-time madrid football coach randy hinkel died sunday at the age of 58. hinkel coached at madrid for 29 years. his tigers made the playoffs 25 of the last 26 seasons, winning a state title in 1991. services for hinkel will be held wednesday at the madrid junior/senior high school. visitation is from 4:00-7:00
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shaina: right now, donald trump is coming under fire again. this time for what some are calling a sexist attack against hillary clinton. at a campaign event on monday, the gop front runner referred to clinton's bathroom break during the democratic debate over the weekend as "disgusting." and used a vulgar term to describe her 2008 primary loss to president obama. latest polls show clinton is still the favorite to win the democratic nomination. in texas, a grand jury says neither sheriff's officials nor jailers committed a crime in the way they treated sandra bland. bland died last summer in a county jail. prosecutors say the grand jury reached no decision on whether the trooper who arrested the 28-year-old woman should face charges. the grand jury will return in january to consider the issue. and the space-x company is already looking toward two planned launches next month after a successful mission last night. they launched a 15-story rocket and landed it, vertically, 10 minutes later. the company had failed to do
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a june launch even ended in an explosion. the company wants to eventually be able to recover, refurbish and re-fly rockets. elizabeth: thanks shaina. also right now, it's a tale of two coasts on the first day of winter. as don champion reports, they're slammed with snow in the west and soaring temps to the east. don: snow in the west, warmth in the east. parts of the country are experiencing weather extremes. overnight in washington state, heavy snow piled up in the mountains. while it set the mood for the holiday in some areas, in other places conditions were so hazardous, interstate 90 was shut down for hours. lem apostol: we're stuck, but at least the girls are taking advantage of it don: in oregon, heavy winds toppled trees onto homes while relentless rain forced residents in parts of portland to evacuate once again. just three days before christmas, winter is feeling more like fall in the northeast.
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temperatures continue to soar. eric fisher: on wednesday, some of the warmth here in the great lakes, the ohio valley, this is where we expect the highest concentration of record highs. we head into christmas eve, northeast down to the midatlantic, boston near 70, new new york city near 70, degrees, 70's down into washington, d.c. don: some cities are on pace for their warmest december ever. him don champion, cbs news, new york. elizabeth: meanwhile, parts of the south are expected to be hit with thunderstorms and flooding this week. but here, boy, not much going on. frank: little activity going on is good this time of year especially if you combine above average temperatures in the 40's. the past few mornings we have had fog. when you wake up to warmer temperatures you get the dew point up there. three quarters of a mile visibility in audobon. carroll has less than a mile and a half visibility.
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we do have precipitation well out to the west with snow wreaking havoc toward idaho, montana, nevada. down to the west they are getting snow and lots of it in some parts of the united states. waking up to 30 in des moines, 32 in north platte. dodge city at 36. record-setting highs to the east, indianapolis waking up to near 50. 47 degrees, morning rainfall tomorrow. a cool down a bit behind the system on thursday, still mild at 41. elizabeth: heads up if you need to renew your driver's license, you might face some long lines at the dot. officials there told kcci they tend to get very busy at the end of a month and the year because of registration and renewals. also college students are home on winter break. they say if you don't want to stand in long lines, the shortest wait times are before the the lunch hour, before noon. the busiest time tends to be
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all drivers license stations will be closed on december 25th & 26th, and january 1st and 2nd. eric: another place that's going to be busy over the holidays, the eastern iowa airport in cedar rapids. thirteen public charter planes are scheduled to leave for california and the rose bowl in one day, on december 29th. the first plane leaves at 5:00 a.m., and the last plane leaves at 8:30 p.m. if you are one of the 3,000 flying out of cedar rapids to pasadena, take note. they want you to arrive 2 and a half hours early. a whole lot of iowans heading west. there will be two dedicated security lanes just for chartered rose bowl passengers. less than two weeks now until iowa plays stanford on new year's day. kickoff is at 4:00 p.m. in pasadena. a lot of holiday traveling, too. a drive to grandma's house might be in the works for christmas. you will pay much less for gas than even last year. the nationwide average is now below $2.00 a gallon for the
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around des moines. aaa estimates americans have saved $115 billion on gas this year. that's about $550 per driver, leaving extra spending money for those holiday gifts. neighbors not happy. the unusual presidential campaign taking shape in a west des moines neighborhood. special showing. many iowans have waited months to see "star wars" but it was one man's final wish.>> the very first time i drove it, so many people were honking and smiling, and giving me thumbs up. elizabeth: well woulnd't you? if you saw this front-wheel drive sleigh driving around town? how one man is spreading a
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kcci. >> this is iowa's news leader. this is kcci 8 news this morning. with eric hanson, elizabeth klinge, meteorologist kurtis gertz, and right-now coverage with shaina humphries. frank:frank: good morning, time is now 5:43. clouds out there and fog to the west. we are dry and will stay that way through the day today. your school forecast is not too bad. kids will need to bundle of this morning.
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morning and breezy by this afternoon. lunchtime at 42. picking up by the time you get the kids, 47. the average high as 32 and sunrises just after 7:38. details on the forecast coming up. elizabeth: some buzzworthy stories, have you heard of rocky for president? wealthy california businessman rocky de la fuenta has rented a home in turnberry estates in west des moines. he's parked a huge semitrailer, bus, and rv outside the home. neighbors aren't too happy. a lot of you agreeing on facebook as well. de la fuenta told us the bus and truck will be moving soon to campaign around the state. shaina: did you hear about the "swirl" downtown? that's the official name of the new lighted sculpture in cowles commons, formerly nollen plaza. the sculpture is still being worked on, but when it's done it will be 28 feet tall, 94 feet wide with 8,000 led lights. the swirl will light up for the
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eric: and really good news for jolly holiday lights. thanks to a $60,000 donation from three local healthcare providers and the bring the jolly campaign, make a wish will be able to grant all their original wishes next year. and they have enough to repair the light displays damaged by the flooding at water works park. such a sad story. eric, your this is iowa story last night was very moving. a man's two wishes are coming true. eric: this was the most emotional story i've told all year. kind of tough but also cool to be there when it unfolded. a central iowa man wanted to see "star wars", but it wasn't as easy as just driving to the theater and walking in. here's a little bit of his story. for patients, one night in the icu is one night too many. >> this is the worst time of their life. eric: the guy in room 5 only knows he's somewhere in the triple digits. >> it's a genetic disease eric:. shawn norman is 28.
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said he had noonan syndrome. >> a can make you tired and weak. it can make you lay down. >> it is very complicated, not very well-known. eric: other than that, you spend a lot of time dreaming what you'd do when you get out of the icu. shawn's mom couldn't single-handedly grant his first wish: electing donald trump. but a couple paramedics helped her with another. busting him out, right past the white board where his big goal still read, "get out of here to see star wars." >> every time he starts feeling down or whatever we point out the board and say we have to get out, a couple more days. eric: saturday morning, just after sunrise. shawn got a chauffeured ambulance ride to ankeny
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reserved one entire theater for the guy who was living, it seemed, to see this movie. >> star wars was his anchor. eric: that was such an emotional day, and seeing "star wars" was not shawn's only wish. the rest of his story, if you'd like to watch it, is online now at kcci.com. it was an honor to be there with his family. shaina: a few of the comments on facebook. melissa, "beautiful story. no words, though the tears are adequate. god bless them." tammy writes, "what a strong young man, may the force forever be with you." nickie says, "kudos need to go out to the theatre and to the emt's who made this happen for this young man. i was there saturday and saw the ambulance outside and was praying that all was well. so glad his wish was granted." elizabeth: great for all the people that came together for them. ok, a couple other viral videos. check out what's driving around knoxville, tennessee these days. it's the griswold family station wagon from the movie christmas vacation. owner dave moore says he's been looking for one for years,
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>> weather is never more than five minutes away, only on kcci 8 news this morning. frank: welcome back. 10 to six on your tuesday, the first full day of winter. it will not feel like winter at all.
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30 degrees in clarion. off to the west, you will see fog at around carol and a udobon. port wind out of the south at 12, pumping in more heat. it will feel nice today. 43 by lunchtime, 3:00 temperature at 47. we stay locked in with clouds for much of the day. might see sunshine by the middle part of the day. 6:00, it will cool down into the low 40's but the average high temperature is 32. above that today. precipitation to the west we will keep an eye on. that system will pull through over the next 24 to 36 hours. on futurecast, this cold front slides and tomorrow morning and exits the state by tomorrow afternoon and brings rain. thank, temperatures are warm enough for just rain.
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morning with clouds around for much of the day. i think we will see mainly cloudy skies but might breakout sunshine by this afternoon. then here comes the rain. it will be light in central iowa but could be heavier to the south and east. it continues through the morning on wednesday. then it pulls up by noontime tomorrow and sunshine by the latter portion of the day. forecast high today at 47. a lot warmer with wind out of the southeast at five to 15. tonight at 39, mild temperatures stick around with wind out of the southeast. you will like the forecast unless you want a white christmas. wednesday at 45, 41 on thursday behind a cold front. friday not a white one but a warm one at 45 with the next chance of rain for the weekend and saturday into sunday, keep an eye on monday with temperatures cold enough
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eric: eric: eric: we are expecting a like to meet all week. shaina: a lot of people are off work already with a lot of people heading into town. keep that in mind on the bigger interstates. it should be easy-going traffic for your commute. no issues to report right now, a than usual. 300 east mckinley avenue is the first, 900 maurice street. glendale cemetery at 5100 franklin ave. all of those are police from des moines. one more in shell bill at 900
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elizabeth: elizabeth: welcome back to kcci. president obama is set to be the first elected official to be on jerry seinfeld's new season of "comedians in cars getting coffee." obama's vehicle of choice was a silver blue 1963 corvette stingray split window coupe. the president, who usually isn't allowed to drive, took turns with seinfeld. season seven of the web series premieres december 30th. eric: funny to watch. it's a nebraska student gets the performance of a lifetime to play at the grammy's in february. louis armstrong once said if you have to ask what jazz is, you'll never know. for kara walton, it's a passion, and it's giving her opportunities some only dream of.
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eight jazz vocalists nationwide chosen to be part of grammy camp. >> jazz i often described as being a experienctial form of music. it is something that both the performers and the audience experience together. eric: she told her teacher after things giving she had big news and it sounded awesome. she gets an all expense paid trip to l.a. and will perform with the choir around the city and performance among the industry's best in special clinics. she will be eligible for more than $2 million in scholarships to some of the best art schools in the country. elizabeth: what a cool opportunity. kcci 8 news this morning is live with new overnight news. here's what we're working on for 6:00 a.m. >> we start with the latest news overnight from kansas, how a performer -- former lottery employee is accused of fraud in
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shaina: i have the latest in what is now the worst attack on u.s. forces in afghanistan this year. and the big moment for spacex. frank: we are waking up to fog in parts of the state for temperatures are going up and find out if they continue in your forecast. elizabeth: a look at the rose right now, i-235 at university. you can see traffic pickup but no major issues if that is part of your commute. we hope you're having a great
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thanks for being with us what if the holidays were about people again? and the four-letter word that defined the season was l-o-v-e, and not s-a-l-e. that's the world t.j.maxx, marshalls and homegoods stores live in. where there's no need for sales because we offer amazing prices on thoughtful gifts everyday. let's put more value on what really matters. this season, bring back the holidays.
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